How do you feel about heterosexuality

A love like any other?

Male Love pp 201-232 | Cite as


Ever since literature has dealt with the subject of the love of two men for one another, the idea that it is a love like any other has been a fundamental strategem for argument. A stratagem, of course, which already contains two models of thought that seem to be mutually exclusive: namely, that homosexual love is equal to heterosexual love, cannot be distinguished from it, and that it is a different kind of love, that of different kinds of love should be understood as equals. These seemingly contradictory models of thought of indistinguishable equal and at the same time equally different for the description and defense of homosexual love are due to the love or relationship concept of the (western) bourgeois age, which Marty PN van Kerkhof somewhat simplifies as the concept of “romantic love” ”Indicates.1

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